Hicks, B. J., Allan, D. G., Kilgour, J. T., Watene-Rawiri, E. M., Stichbury, G. & Walsh, C. (2013). Fishing activity in the Waikato and Waipa rivers. ERI report 7. Client report prepared for the Ministry for Primary Industries. Environmental Research Institute, The University of Waikato.
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The purpose of this research project is to collate information regarding the recent use of fisheries resources in the Waikato River and Waipa River catchment areas. In particular, the project sought to summarise the commercial, customary, and recreational fishing activity in the catchments of the Waikato and Waipa rivers in the spatial context of recently introduced co-governance areas. These fisheries include, but are not exclusive to, the broad range of aquatic life managed under the Fisheries Act 1996. Such information is required to support management which includes a co-management framework. The research describes the commercial, customary and recreational fisheries including species and quantities taken, fishing methods, and seasonal influences.
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